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Saint Croix Island postcard face - click to enlarge

Saint Croix Island postcard obverse - click to enlarge

Locate on NOAA nautical chart

Saint Croix Island

State: ME
Year established: 1857
Latitude: 45 deg 7 min 44 sec N
Longitude: 67 deg 7 min 59 sec W
Height above sea level: 75 feet

Original construction:
octagonal wooden tower atop keeper's house

1901: rebuilt in similar style

Automated in 1957; all buildings destroyed by fire in 1976

Light characteristic:
Flashing white every 2.5 seconds, visible for 9 nautical miles

More information:
Holland Jr., F. Ross, Great American Lighthouses, National Historic Trust Guide, (Washington, DC: The Preservation Press, 1989), pp. 20, 319
Holland Jr., Francis R., America's Lighthouses: Their Illustrated History Since 1716, (Brattleboro, VT: The Stephen Greene Press, 1972), pp. 100-101
Office of the Light House Board, List of Lights and Fog Signals on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the United States, (Washington, DC: GPO, 1895), pp. 18-19